There are 6 ways to get from Zürich to Nuremberg by plane, train, bus, rideshare or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly  •  2 h 21 min

  1. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Nuremberg (NUE) ZRH - NUE

$70 - $273

Cheapest option

Bus via Munich, Munich central bus station  •  6 h 52 min

  1. Take the bus from Zurich to Munich, Munich central bus station X06 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Munich, Munich central bus station to Nuremberg 029 / ...

$20 - $46

4 alternative options

Train  •  6 h 5 min

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to Stuttgart Hbf Ic
  2. Take the train from Stuttgart Hbf to Nürnberg Hbf Re / ...

$98 - $153

Bus  •  7 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Zurich to Nuremberg 006 / ...

$29 - $50

Rideshare  •  4 h 33 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Zurich to Nuremberg 266.5 miles

$27

Drive  •  4 h 1 min

  1. Drive from Zürich to Nuremberg 265.1 miles

$55 - $85

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The cheapest way to get from Zürich to Nuremberg is to rideshare which costs SFr 26 and takes 4 h 33 min.

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The quickest way to get from Zürich to Nuremberg is to fly which costs SFr 65 - SFr 270 and takes 2 h 21 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Zurich and arriving at Nuremberg. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 7 h 30 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Zürich to Nuremberg. However, there are services departing from Zürich HB and arriving at Nürnberg Hbf via Stuttgart Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 5 min.

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The distance between Zürich and Nuremberg is 298 km. The road distance is 424.1 km.

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The best way to get from Zürich to Nuremberg without a car is to train which takes 6 h 5 min and costs SFr 90 - SFr 150.

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It takes approximately 2 h 21 min to get from Zürich to Nuremberg, including transfers.

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Zürich to Nuremberg bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Zurich station.

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Zürich to Nuremberg train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), depart from Zürich HB station.

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The best way to get from Zürich to Nuremberg is to fly which takes 2 h 21 min and costs SFr 65 - SFr 270. Alternatively, you can train, which costs SFr 90 - SFr 150 and takes 6 h 5 min, you could also bus, which costs SFr 19 - SFr 45 and takes 6 h 52 min.

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Map of how to get from Zürich to Nuremberg.
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  • Distance: 186.1 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 21 min

What companies run services between Zürich, Switzerland and Nuremberg, Germany?

Swiss and Lufthansa fly from Zürich to Nuremberg every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Zürich to Nuremberg via Stuttgart Hbf in around 6 h 5 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Zurich to Nuremberg
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $440
Flights from Zurich to Nuremberg via Munich
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Zurich to Nuremberg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Nuremberg
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $440
Train operators
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs. Swiss Railways codeshares with American Airlines and Swiss International Air Lines out of Zurich International Airport.

Contact Details
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 57 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $90
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and offers many different types of rail transportation including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Nürnberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 31 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
bahn.de
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Zurich to Munich, Munich central bus station
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$18 - $30
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Munich, Munich central bus station to Nuremberg
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $16
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Zurich to Nuremberg
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$29 - $50
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Swiss PostAuto
Email
info@postauto.ch
Website
postauto.ch
Bus from Zürich, Sihlquai/HB to München ZOB
Ave. Duration
3 h 43 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$130 - $200
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.sk
Bus from Zürich, Carparkplatz Sihlquai to Munich, ZOB
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$11 - $14
Schedules at
regiojet.sk
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility you’ll get to your destination – often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Zurich to Nuremberg
Ave. Duration
4 h 33 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$27
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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